Hurricane Sandy (unofficially known as “Superstorm Sandy”) was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Classified as the eighteenth named storm, tenth hurricane and second major hurricane of the year, Sandy was a Category 3 storm at its peak intensity when it made landfall in Cuba. While it was a Category 2 storm off the coast of the Northeastern United States, the storm became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km). Estimates as of March 2014 assess damage to have been over $68 billion (2013 USD), a total surpassed only by Hurricane Katrina. At least 286 people were killed along the path of the storm in seven countries.
On Friday, October 6, the Kyiv City State Administration announced that the twelve municipal museums in Kyiv had received special equipment as part of a joint project to protect cultural property. The International Alliance for the [...]
The Blue Shield is mourning the loss of Mr. Babacar Ndiaye (1951-2023), a passionate advocate of cultural heritage protection who served as President of the Senegalese Blue Shield Committee since 2012. Mr. Ndiaye was a trained [...]
This past week has been an immensely difficult one for much of North Africa. On Friday, September 8th, the strongest earthquake of the past century struck the High Atlas region of Morocco, killing nearly 3,000 people, [...]